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Some of San Diego’s Best Seafood Sandwiches Head For Orange County

Plus Highland Park’s dumpling craze, and the fight for El Salvadoran food

SuperNatural Sandwiches
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Sandwiches on the move

There’s something special about San Diego’s SuperNatural Sandwiches. The former farmers market start-up grew so popular back in 2014 that they expanded into a storefront in the Miramar area, and now Eater San Diego is reporting that they’ll head up the coast to Orange County next.

According to ownership, the first near-LA location will happen in Santa Ana soon, though there are plans to continue the push north into Los Angeles proper soon enough. Expect an arrival sometime later this year.

The Reserve series

The Eastsider digs into all things Starbucks Reserve now that the company has landed a glossy new location on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. Expect a moodier space for those same sugary caffeinated drinks, plus upscaled drinks and brewing methods as well as affogatos.

Common Space for all

Hawthorne’s next brewery project is Common Space, an upstart option landing near Space X, of course. They’re hiring up for an upcoming taproom team, and are currently accepting applications.

El Salvadoran struggle

LA Taco is following the news of TPS (Temporary Protection Status) and its effect on the massive El Salvadoran population around Los Angeles. Many folks are preparing for an immigration struggle that could send them back to their home country, affecting not only families and communities but restaurants, markets, and everyone else.

Erewhon grows

Downtown Los Angeles used to be a grocery store desert, but now upscale options like Erewhon are moving in, selling not only daily staples but also hot and healthy takeout foods, as well as drinks. They’re landing along Broadway in the timeless May Building.

A new Greyhound chef

There’s a new chef at the helm of Highland Park’s The Greyhound. It’s Josh Davis, who has moved over from Boston after running the show at a group there called Red Paint Hospitality.

The dumpling love

Highland Park’s new dumpling shop Mason’s is proving so popular that they’re routinely selling out by mid-afternoon. Expect to arrive early for any and all dumpling needs, while production ramps up for more.